Psychology

Educating Difficult Adolescents

Educating Difficult Adolescents

Author: Cherilyn Dance

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846428505

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 561

Educational achievements for children in care are significantly poorer than for the general school population. This book explores why this is and how to enable children in care to succeed in the classroom. It evaluates the educational experience and performance of a sample of 'difficult' adolescents living in foster families, residential children's homes and residential special schools for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD). The book addresses factors such as the failure to prioritise education for children in care, placement instability and disrupted schooling. It investigates care environments, policy changes and young people's background experiences - as well as the costs of services - in order to gauge the effectiveness of targeted initiatives. The authors adopt a multidisciplinary approach to suggest how best to support children in care in educational settings. This book will be essential reading for professionals supporting children in care, including social workers, directors of children's services, policy makers, school leaders, teachers and managers in the public, voluntary and private sectors. It is also highly relevant for social work and education lecturers, researchers and students.
Education

Educating Children and Young People in Care

Educating Children and Young People in Care

Author: Sonia Jackson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857007193

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 607

Children and young people in care rarely match the academic achievements of their peers and policy and procedures to address this inequality have not yet remedied the problem. Drawing on ideas from social pedagogy, the authors present a new approach - learning placements and caring schools. They show that education and care must be considered integral to both out of home placements and schools. Packed with practice examples, it includes chapters on early childhood education and care, as well as alternatives to school and higher education, covering everything from birth up to the age of 25. It highlights the potential benefits of a range of learning opportunities, from drama and outdoor activities, to bedtime stories and mentoring as well as providing support for teachers in their role as carer. Chapters include key points, case studies, practice points and useful resources. This is a unique evidence-informed practical guide for students and professionals in the fields of social work, social care, psychology and education.
Education

Education and Care for Adolescents and Adults with Autism

Education and Care for Adolescents and Adults with Autism

Author: Kate Wall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848607545

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 592

`Kate Wall shows a depth of knowledge in the subject area of autism and her experience as a practitioner shines through...For anyone working with or planning services for adolescents and adults with autism this is definitely a useful book to have on the shelf′ - Support for Learning ′[This] is the first book I have read which covers both education and care. There is some very useful information, some of which is very thought provoking....The book promotes the importance of everyone working together to achieve a better understanding′ - National Autistic Society By providing case studies and examples that show the reader how to put theory into practice in multi-disciplinary settings, this book clearly explains how changes in policy and provision have affected the ways in which young people and adults with autism are cared for and educated. This book offers up-to-date, accessible information on: o the nature and effects of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) o family issues surrounding caring for and educating those with ASDs o possible intervention programmes o how to support the family Based on years of experience gained in education and care settings, this book offers strategies for all those working with adolescents and adults who are on the autistic spectrum.
Psychology

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Davida Hartman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857007551

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 986

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about puberty, sexuality and relationships. This professional resource offers practical teaching advice geared towards the needs of young people on the autism spectrum. Beginning with information on good practice, policy, teaching methods and recent research, the book then divides into key sex education topics that assist professionals in developing their own individualized and developmentally appropriate curricula. Covering issues of gender, public and private, puberty, hygiene, emotions, sex and more, each topic provides an overview of the difficulties that children with autism might experience, discussion and activity ideas and photocopiable resources including instructional stories, checklists and illustrations. The final section demonstrates how to respond to ongoing patterns of inappropriate behaviour and put together a behaviour plan. Aiming to explain and support the child's developing sexuality while also addressing crucial issues of safety, this book is a much-needed teaching manual for all professionals working with children and young adults with autism including educators in mainstream and special education, psychologists, therapists and social workers.
Psychology

ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION

ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION

Author: GIRISH BALA CHOUDHARY

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120349803

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 420

The young and adolescents are an epitome of change, hope and progress. The lives of adolescents are subject to global challenges faced by information and technological revolution, changing markets and globalization, and specific changes taking place in family dynamics, cultural traditions, religious beliefs and other socialization practices. This book on Adolescence Education assumes importance in view of the likely impact of acquired skills and behaviours during this period on an individual’s prospects in adulthood. This book is an attempt to understand the broader context in which adolescent lives are embedded. The theoretical perspective presents a multi-disciplinary view of adolescence that helps to understand the evolution of the concept of adolescence. Presenting an elaborate account of adolescence as experienced by young in India and highlighting the challenges that emerge as a result of dynamic changes in society, the attempt is made to identify the emerging issues and concerns that impact the lives of adolescents and provide a perspective to adolescence education. The historical account presented helps to build an understanding of the various socio-cultural forces that led to the emergence of the existing Adolescence Education Programme (AEP). The text presents the key features of the present AEP that are imperative for its successful implementation. The UN and civil society initiatives are mapped with a view to locate the characteristic features and thrust of various interventions. The text gives some gleaning insights from available evidences regarding execution of various existing adolescent programmes, and existential realities of adolescents’ lives. The book is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Education, Psychology and Sociology. Besides, the book is equally beneficial for the students opting for Psychology at their +2 level.
Social Science

Suicidal Behaviour, Bereavement and Death Education in Chinese Adolescents

Suicidal Behaviour, Bereavement and Death Education in Chinese Adolescents

Author: John W.L. Tse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351745505

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 466

This title was first published in 2002: Why are rates of suicidal behaviour in Chinese adolescents so high? What factors in school, community, family and interpersonal relationships cause this tragedy? Using key new research from leading researchers and social workers with first hand knowledge of these problems in Hong Kong, this enthralling study examines those most at risk and signposts the most effective interventions in therapy and strategic prevention programmes. The result is a highly original and readable account which will be compulsive reading for social workers and academics around the world.
Education

Educating Adolescent Girls

Educating Adolescent Girls

Author: E. M. Chandler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000813999

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 973

‘Girls are worse than boys these days’ was a common complaint from teachers in the 1970s. Whether true or not, this viewpoint was pervasive, yet little guidance had been given to the student teachers to help them tackle the problems that girls presented. Originally published in 1980, the main purpose of this work was to provide a soundly based textbook on the education of adolescent girls which, by taking into account the changing role of women in our society at the time, would be of immediate use to all practitioners and students of education. Research findings, and material drawn from recent work by teachers in schools, have been collated along with theoretical approaches selected for their relevance to teaching in a manner which demonstrates their practical implications. The difficulties that teachers found in coping with the normal, as well as the abnormal, behaviour of girls is examined. The importance of education for girls is looked at in the context of their future roles as members of the work force and as mothers of the next generation. Reports and complaints about the inadequacies of the education system in preparing girls for their future life were rife. In dealing with a topic which was causing such concern the author set out to fill a noticeable gap in the literature of Education at the time. The book was designed for use by student teachers, lecturers, probationary teachers and their supervisors, but social workers, educational psychologists and others who deal with adolescents would also find it useful. For students its value rested in the practical orientation of its information which gave it the dual function of handbook and academic textbook. For practising teachers it gave advice, encouragement and support.
Education

Adolescent Education

Adolescent Education

Author: Joseph L. DeVitis

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433105047

Category: Education

Page: 524

View: 784

This book elucidates the complexities, contradictions, and confusion surrounding adolescence in American culture and education.
Education

Handbook of Adolescent Transition Education for Youth with Disabilities

Handbook of Adolescent Transition Education for Youth with Disabilities

Author: Karrie A. Shogren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429582240

Category: Education

Page: 520

View: 619

Now in a thoroughly revised and updated second edition, this handbook provides a comprehensive resource for those who facilitate the complex transitions to adulthood for adolescents with disabilities. Building on the previous edition, the text includes recent advances in the field of adolescent transition education, with a focus on innovation in assessment, intervention, and supports for the effective transition from school to adult life. The second edition reflects the changing nature of the demands of transition education and adopts a "life design" approach. This critical resource is appropriate for researchers and graduate-level instructors in special and vocational education, in-service administrators and policy makers, and transition service providers.
Education

Adolescence and Education

Adolescence and Education

Author: Tim Urdan

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607526964

Category: Education

Page: 313

View: 606

In this inaugural volume, we solicited chapters from leading scholars in a variety of fields related to education. Our aim was to provide a broad overview of several of the most pressing concerns regarding the education of adolescent students. The volume begins with an historical perspective from Barbara Finklestein, who provides background regarding America’s changing perceptions of adolescence as a developmental period and how American society has approached the task of educating this age group over time. This is followed by chapters from Carol Midgley and from Sanford Dornbusch and Jeanne Kaufman regarding the organization, purpose, and function of schools designed to serve early and late adolescents. Midgley uses an achievement goal theory lens to analyze middle level schools; Dornbusch and Kaufman consider senior high schools, adopting a more sociological perspective.
Education

Adolescent Development and School Achievement in Urban Communities

Adolescent Development and School Achievement in Urban Communities

Author: Gary Creasey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136703089

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 655

This timely volume explores essential themes, issues, and challenges related to adolescents’ lives and learning in underserviced urban areas. Distinguished scholars provide theoretically grounded, multidisciplinary perspectives on contexts and forces that influence adolescent development and achievement. The emphasis is on what is positive and effective, what can make a real difference in the lives and life chances for urban youths, rather than deficits and negative dysfunction. Going beyond solely traditional psychological theories, a strong conceptual framework addressing four domains for understanding adolescent development undergirds the volume: developmental continuities from childhood primary changes (biological, cognitive, social) contexts of development adolescent outcomes. A major federal government initiative is the development of programs to support underserviced urban areas. Directly relevant to this initiative, this volume contributes significantly to gaining a realistic understanding of the contexts and institutions within which urban youths live and learn.
Education

Educating Young Adolescent Girls

Educating Young Adolescent Girls

Author: Patricia O'Reilly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135668525

Category: Education

Page: 285

View: 435

This text for preservice and in-service teacher education courses shows how schools can educate girls and promote their positive self-esteem at the same time. Its purpose is to help teachers facilitate the development of gender-equitable schools and classrooms. Taking a feminist developmental approach, the text draws on an interdisciplinary knowledge base, synthesizing research from psychology, anthropology, sociology, and education. While it is rooted in scholarly research, the focus is on clarifying the connection between theory and practice, with an emphasis on practical applications. The text is organized in two sections--"Growth and Development" and "Teaching and Learning"--and includes a variety of engaging pedagogical features. Underscoring the need for teachers, school administrators, and parents to become aware of the intersection of development and education, Educating Young Adolescent Girls: *combines gender, growth, and development; *demonstrates how schooling can facilitate the total development of young adolescent girls; and *addresses a multiplicity of issues, including adolescent girls of color and young adolescents girls' sexuality.